Publications

How A Biden Administration Would Shape IP Policy

October 20, 2020

By Charles Barquist and Maren Laurence While the outcome of the presidential election is of course unknown and reporting about the campaigns is dominated by more controversial topics, it is nevertheless worthwhile to consider the implications of a Biden-Harris administration on intellectual property law and policy. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda […]

Charles S. Barquist

Maren Laurence

“Hey, that’s my idea!” Why protecting your ideas requires more than being first.

October 13, 2020

As the legendary racecar driver Ricky Bobby once said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last!” Couple of problems with that. First, Ricky Bobby doesn’t exist, except in our hearts. Second, he’s just wrong. If you’re not first, you could be second, third, fourth or anywhere else in front of last place. But Ricky’s misguided motto […]

R. Parrish Freeman

Hey, That’s My Invention! Avoiding Costly Ownership Mistakes With IP

October 1, 2020

By Brent Johnson, Ph.D. When it comes to the inventive process, collaboration brings its rewards and its headaches. Problems arising from co-ownership and co-inventorship are common. Potential adverse consequences can include having to pay an overly high royalty to the collaborator, entry into the market of a competitor licensed by a co-inventor, loss of a […]

Brent A. Johnson, Ph.D.